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1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
+1 512-474-9991
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Ranked #68 of 3,177 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Shady Grove is located in the heart of 78704 in Austin, TX. Nestled under the shade of a tall pecan grove, we have been serving up Austin-inspired home cooking, cocktails, sunshine and smiles since 1992. In the months of April through September, Shady Grove hosts KGSR's Unplugged at The Grove, one of Austin's longest running free live music series, every Thursday night at 8pm.
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Germantown, Tennessee
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146 reviews 146 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very good Austin, Texas meal. Delicious "Trucker's Meatloaf" with Mashed Potatoes and Black Bean Soup. Top that off with an old fashioned jukebox, open 24/7, decent on-site parking, and large outside dining patio.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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300 reviews 300 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A member of our party used to live in Austin and took us here. Living in Colorado, we're used to funky places with incongruous retro furnishings, and this was really no different. To us, it appeared that the funk was the main draw. The food was pretty average and unremarkable, and it seemed very touristy--not really where you expect repeat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We happened to arrive just at the right time. Only a 10 minute wait which I hear is unusual. While waiting outside, our drink orders were promptly taken. We moved to a nice table in the garden where Jon took great care of us. I ordered the Southwest Caesar salad with Chicken and ate every bite of the generous portion.... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

We drove by a string of restaurants while visiting tourist attractions in the area, and my wife suggested we go back for dinner. We selected the Shady Grove based on TripAdvisor (and one of your competitors) reviews. Plus it was a beautiful December evening and they had lots of outdoor seating. I have been traveling to Austin for years and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

great TX Roadhouse atmosphere, so near to downtown Austin. great for family groups. the WORST thing I can say is the low light levels were difficult for my aging eyes. otherwise all good. outdoor area would be nice in Spring or earlier Fall. having relocated from TX to LA 10 years ago, I really miss the TX style blender frozen... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place is awesome! They have the best bone in wings in Texas. I have tried alot of their menu items from burgers, mexican food and drinks and enjoyed all of them. Their bloody marys are delicious. Frings are plentiful and delicious as well. Outside dining very relaxing. Located on Barton Springs Rd and nice view of the street.

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austin, texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Good basic burgers/cheese fries/onion rings. Sitting outside is really nice -- they do have patio heaters. They have a really pretty outdoor Christmas tree.

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visiting my sisters in Austin for years we JUST experienced the Shady Grove. The servers were warm and friendly, the food tasty and reasonably priced, and the frozen sangria was unlike anything I had before. We were celebrating two birthdays with a large group and they were able to get us in and out (without feeling rushed) in time for... More 

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Watchung, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Driving by on vacation and took a chance on lunch as the place was packed at noon on a Friday. Weather beautiful and loads of people eating outside in the "shady grove" Very local place with great portions and good food. Loved the chicken tacos. Waitress was super nice and gave us tips on things to do in Austin which... More 

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Austin, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited Shady Grove mid-week just before the Austin City Limits festival began with friends from out of town. Shady grove has Tex Mex as well as other options and and extensive drink menu. There is both indoor and outdoor seating and an outdoor band stage that was not in use the night we visited. There are multi-colored outdoor light strings... More 

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Additional Information about Shady Grove

Address: 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
Phone Number: +1 512-474-9991
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: American

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